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Bar Italia

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Address: 22 Frith Street, London W1V 5TS, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7437 4520
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Great place for a casual Spritz

This bar is a great stop off for pre/post-dinner drinks, or at anytime for that matter! Staff are really friendly, make an excellent Aperol Spritz, and have some great Italian... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 7, 2016
lennybaker
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An institution. The service can be brusque but the coffee is a taste of Italy. The snacks and cakes are also superb. Unless you're sitting outside on a table, expect to be jostled by a stream of late night revellers and waiters while you stand at the bar. Look up for the John Logie Baird blue plaque where television was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Been a few times now, the staff have been great. The Disaronno Sours are amazing and the staff were really friendly. Can't wait to go again.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian coffee. We sipped our cappuccino's at street side tables while enjoying the beautiful weather. Staff is very friendly & efficient.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

This bar is a great stop off for pre/post-dinner drinks, or at anytime for that matter! Staff are really friendly, make an excellent Aperol Spritz, and have some great Italian coffee, cakes, and sandwiches available. The outside seating is a great place to relax and take in the people watching and hustle and bustle of Soho.

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Thank lennybaker
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We love Bar Italia for its 24hour chic and retro style. Famous for late night expresso and morning cappuccino. The best of Soho and a must for every visitor to experience this historic cafe bar.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Where better to watch European Championship football , drink Italian beer and eat authentic Pizza than Cafe Italia? We stopped for a quick break and had the most brilliant , fresh tasting pizza I've had in a long while . Snappy service and a buzzy vibe - worth a visit .

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Thank Tony J
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

I am Italian and I have been leaving in London for 18 years. My 9 years old son is a fan of the Italian team so I took him to Bar Italia to watch a match for the Euro 2016 because I wanted him to experience watching the match with other Italian fans. A big guy on the entrance told... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

That's going to be my favorite place in London, I came here plenty of times to drink a coffee or simply to watch a football match in their wide screen. Positioned into the heart of Soho district, it's like an Italian meeting point. I highly recommend this place. Small inside but funny.

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Thank Magellano81
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Being one of the earliest coffee shops on the scene, this small cafe does not disappoint when it comes to genuine Italian food and drink. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Went to this authentic retro (established 1949) italian coffee bar. Perch stools at the front and two small tables rear. Worth visiting. There is a Cafe Nero opposite but not one of these. Amazing retro Italian decor. Recommended.

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